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Marley
03-03-2010, 11:22 PM
Hi everybody. I started taking some interest in the wetshaving routine pretty recently. Between reading some neat articles on Artofmanliness and stumbling upon Mantic's youtube videos (which have been very helpful), I was intrigued. Truth be told, I am young guy trying to maintain a tight budget. I was absolutely sold on the fact that I could replace single blades for pennies. I still think that the Mach3 is a decent shave, but the price of cartridges has been and still is ridiculous.

My very first purchase was the $8 Vanderhagen kit at walmart. I ultimately decided on the Weishi razor due to cost, and the fact that it's pretty mild and recommended for beginners. Upon doing some reading on sites like this, I realized that I had never tried Aqua Velva. That was like a light bulb going on when it first hit me, as soon as I tried I loved it. Last week my Bay Rum bonanza arrived, which is an awesome deal. The other day I received my order from westcoastshaving. From them I got a large supply of blades, a tube of Erasmic, and a a big jar of Taylor's sandalwood. I even bought a bottle of witch hazel after reading about it on sites like this.

Collectively I've only spent about eightyish, maybe a little more. But I can definitely see that number going up as I am just now in the research mode of the old Gillette razors. Although one of my first intents was to save a little cash, I am starting to embrace this thing as a hobby.

Anyways I feel like i owe some of you folks a big thanks for inadvertently influencing some of my buying decisions. (I'm happy with everything so far) I have learned a lot and I am looking forward to getting better.

Haber Dashing
03-03-2010, 11:26 PM
Welcome to the Blade. Saving money, gets em every time!:wink2: Anyhow, it sounds like you picked up a nice set up, and I think you will enjoy your shaves from here on out. This can be an addicting hobby. Enjoy the bacon.

thermographer
03-04-2010, 12:01 AM
Welcome to Badger and Blade. Enjoy the journey.

fidjit
03-04-2010, 12:10 AM
Welcome mate, it's an enjoyable journey.

Enjoy your stay :biggrin1:

rm71
03-04-2010, 01:50 AM
Welcome aboard!

Luc
03-04-2010, 01:51 AM
Welcome to B&B!

mdunn
03-04-2010, 02:04 AM
welcome aboard, mate!

saltypete
03-04-2010, 02:32 AM
Welcome to B&B! Sounds like you've got the beginnings of a long an costly AD:001_tt2:

Pete

Barbash
03-04-2010, 02:36 AM
Welcome to B&B!

blackfoot
03-04-2010, 06:24 AM
Welcome to B&B!

mrbear
03-04-2010, 06:53 AM
Welcome to B&B!

Glad to have you with us!

NickCutlip
03-04-2010, 07:08 AM
Welcome to B&B !!

TheScalpel
03-04-2010, 08:37 AM
welcome to the site, and many great shaves to come!

JPM
03-04-2010, 10:31 AM
Welcome to B&B!

rosborne
03-04-2010, 04:02 PM
Welcome to B&B!

dmachine
03-04-2010, 04:19 PM
Welcome!

pal
03-04-2010, 04:35 PM
Welcome to B&B!

Dougger
03-04-2010, 06:37 PM
Welcome! I just got my new Gillette Super Speed today. It is a lot smaller than I thought it would be, but I look forward to using it. I think I might go for a Gillette tech razor next. Which Gillette razor are you thinking about gettting? Have fun and don't spend all your money.

Marley
03-04-2010, 06:46 PM
I'm still trying to learn about them as much as I can. I would like to try an adjustable. Probably leaning toward the "slim" as the Fatboys are really up there. For the price of some of those Gillettes from the 60s, you might as well buy a new Progress. Anyways I'm still in the looking around mode but if you have any suggestions, let me know

thirdeye
03-04-2010, 07:01 PM
Welcome to B&B

srv524
03-04-2010, 11:06 PM
If you're that grateful you can send us each a check; or just pay off my student loans.

SRock
03-04-2010, 11:14 PM
Welcome!

boomer56
03-04-2010, 11:27 PM
Welcomes!!!

Now please, no more bacon pics, they make me hungry :001_smile

and also, please don't link me through to the bacon page...I've seen it, it also made me hungry, my doctor doesn't approve :blush:

Boomer